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Vanilla

by Christopher Olig

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A vanilla brown ale using a base malt with low diastatic power simply called "42L" as it imparts 42 Lovibonds toward the SRM (color). The 42L, because it doesn't really fully ferment, lends a lot of sweetness to a beer.

Recipe Details

Scaled down so you can brew your own 5 gallon batch
Special ingredients
  • 2oz vanilla beans
Yeast
  • US-05
Malt bill
  • 2lbs brown malt
  • 5lbs caramel 42L
  • 1lb Carapils
  • 4lbs pale malt
Boil time
  • 60
Hop regimen
  • 1oz hallertau @ 60
  • .5oz hallertau @ 15
Gravity
  • 1.064/1.013
IBU
  • 19.3
ABV
  • 6.75

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